What is All-on-4?
Tooth loss is very common among adults, with over 35 million people missing all their upper and/or lower teeth. However, other than dealing with the hassles of dentures, many people now prefer to get what is called “all-on-4” dental implant restoration. You may be wondering, can just four implants replace all the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth? the answer is yes, thanks to advances in dental implant technology.
What are All-on-4 dental implants?
All-on-4 dental implants are implants that can be used to replace missing teeth on either the upper or lower jaw, using only four implants. They also look, feel and function like your natural teeth.
How do they work?
They consist of four titanium implants which are inserted into each jaw and act as a foundation for a bridge, to which a fixed set of natural looking teeth can then be added.
Before the surgery, you will need to consult with the oral surgeon and restorative dentist so they can develop a treatment plan for you. The initial consultation may involve taking X-rays, photos, impressions and other measurements.
After the initial consultation process, you will be scheduled for surgery implantation, which is where, your new teeth will be fitted and adjusted within. The entire process is usually concluded within a 24-hour period, even if extractions are required. You will also be sedated during this procedure.
After six-months, your gums should have fully healed, and your implants fused to your bone.
How does All-on-4 differ from traditional dental implants?
With All-on-4 implants, you do not require bone grafting, just four implants that can support the entire arch of dental restorations. Unlike traditional implants that may require up to eight individual implants to support an entire arch of dental restorations, these ones only use four in total. While offering the same durability and support but with a faster treatment and recovery time.
The cost of treatment is also lower, unlike with traditional implants which require more dental implants to be placed and a strong jawbone to support them, causing many patients to get a bone graft procedure before the implant procedure can be conducted, Thereby further increasing the cost as well as the amount of time required to complete the treatment.
Is All on 4 right for me?
All-in-4 treatments are usually recommended for patients who need to replace most of their natural teeth, as well as patients with low bone volume who due to health conditions such as diabetes or osteoporosis cannot have a bone graft.
An appointment with your dentist is necessary to evaluate your current dental health, and to advice on the best treatment options for you.
If you are worried about your surgery or treatment or have additional questions such as dental implant low cost in Dubai, or single dental implant cost in Dubai. It is best to speak with your dentist about your needs.
For the best dental implants in UAE, visit Dr Thomas Dental Implant Clinic. We’ll help you take the first step towards a new smile. Call or visit us to book an appointment today for consultation and advise on the best dental solution for your situation.